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Synonyms of lay off

Noun


1. layoff, closure, closedown, closing, shutdown

usage: the act of laying off an employee or a work force

Verb


1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off

usage: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

2. furlough, lay off, displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate

usage: dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

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